By Steve Taggart
The Portuguese property market is showing significant signs of improvement, as domestic and international buyers alike take advantage of the low prices that the Iberian country now offers.
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Club Albufeira Updates and General information about the Algarve for the holiday maker.
As temperatures fall and the slow burn of summer slips into autumn, Portugal seems to exhale a warm sigh and again take on a quieter, softer edge. Like spring, the climate is wonderfully mild; still warm enough to enjoy sunbathing and water sports, but cool enough to be able to do some serious hiking. During autumn, the north of Portugal can receive quite a bit of rain, but on the sunny southern coast it remains mostly fine, with only a few wet days a month. The highlight of an autumnal visit is the opportunity to combine some fantastic bird watching with your walking holiday. Portugal is home to many spectacular species of birds of prey which are a magnificent sight as they move down the coast along with other colourful migrating communities.
Sir Cliff Richard appeared happy and relaxed in the company of friends as he was pictured in public for the first time since his home in Berkshire was searched two weeks ago.
Last week the 73-year-old entertainer flew to the UK from Portugal to face an interview under caution by South Yorkshire Police detectives investigating a sex crime claim involving a young boy.
However, following a return to the Continent, Sir Cliff was seen laughing with friends over pizza and champagne as the sun went down near his holiday home in the Algarve.
The region of Albufeira is shown to have the highest number of beaches with that problem, having 24 beaches where cliffs could crumble onto the sands below.
Lagoa comes second, with 17 beaches flagged followed by Vila do Bispo, Portimão, Aljezur, Lagos and Silves.
Most people are all too aware of the Algarve’s appeal. Since the 1960s, mainland Portugal’s southernmost region has attracted droves of British house buyers and holidaymakers wishing to experience the area’s beautifully diverse coastline and take advantage of the tourist infrastructure that was rapidly created in the wake of this demand.On the whole, Portugal tends to be a......
International property experts are saying there are clear signs of recovery in Portugal's property market, with the Algarve progressing at the fastest pace across the country. As the property market stabilises, optimism is increasing with investor interest returning to one of Europe's most popular overseas property investment destinations.
Alda Filipe, sales and marketing director at Vale do Lobo said: "We have......
Whilst it is perfectly possible when in the Algarve to eat Chinese, Indian or Italian food (not to mention greasy English breaksfasts!), it would be rather a shame to be in Portugal and not try some of the local fare. Eating out in Portugal is far cheaper than many other popular tourist destinations in Europe and cheaper still if you venture slightly inland from the coast.Portuguese cooking is heavily influenced by ......
More so in this modern age, the airport can be one of the most challenging parts of a journey. With all of the security issues and armed guards in the airport today, young children can very easily become frightened and anxious.However, there are ways to help your children remain calm and comfortable throughout their experience at the airport, and part of that process is making ......
Since 1966 when Sir Henry Cotton laid down his amazing Penina Championship Course, the Algarve in Portugal has become synonymous with golf thanks to the fact that it now boasts countless top class courses, luxury resorts & hotels, as well as a number of tourist hotspots that perfectly combine Portuguese culture with a few comforts of home, making them ideal for an evening meal or a night of revelry out on the town after a long day’s golf.While the party atmosphere isn’t for everyone, the Algarve .....